Recent research showed that the dial of this reference is made of webbed laminated copper to protect the movement from the magnetic fields, which collectors refer to as a 'honeycomb' dial.
For further information see: Skeet, M., & Urul, N., Vintage Rolex Sports Models, 2002, pp.90-94.
The present lot is being offered on behalf of the original owner. It was a gift from his father.
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